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Providing investments tailored to the growth needs of your business. 

What is NPIF Maven Equity Finance?

Your next source of funding.

Equity finance is widely accepted as an important ingredient for innovative and fast growth businesses at all stages.

A simple alternative to bank finance, the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) is transforming the financial landscape for smaller businesses across the Northern Powerhouse. 

NPIF Maven Equity Finance is helping to build a vibrant and sustainable venture capital community in the North. At Maven, we work collaboratively with your company to provide dedicated support and guidance, tailoring our approach to tackle specific barriers small businesses face.

The Fund is designed for small businesses that need equity finance to grow and can invest between £50,000 - £2 million.

To be eligible for NPIF Maven Equity Finance a business:

  • Have a material part of its operations in the Northern Powerhouse region
  • Have fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • A turnover of less than £42m per annum.

To appraise a funding application Maven would expect to receive a range of information, some of which will be readily available and some of which the Maven team will work with you to build.

How can NPIF Maven Equity Finance grow my business?

The Fund is available to invest between £50,000 to £2 million in eligible businesses. The finance available can help with pretty much anything that supports business growth/job creation.


Purchasing new






Investing in
new products


Hiring a
new team


Filling gaps in
working capital

How to apply

To help us assess your application for funding please include the following details in your business plan:


Company Overview

A detailed description of your company's products or services.


Investment & Growth Plan

Your funding requirement and what the investment will be used for.


Market Overview

Details of the market in which you operate and where your company is positioned.


Financial Forecast

Current and historic accounts and financial projections based on receiving funding. 


Your Team

Biographies of the key people in the business, demonstrating expertise and experience.


Exit Strategy

A description of your exit strategy post investment or other strategies.

The Northern Powerhouse Region

With a primary focus on supporting businesses across the North West, NPIF Maven Equity Finance can invest in companies based in:

  • Liverpool City Region
  • Lancashire
  • Manchester
  • Cumbria
  • Cheshire and Warrington
  • York, North Yorkshire and East Riding
  • Sheffield City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • Leeds City Region
  • The Humber

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